Dear Spam/Comment of the Week

If you didn’t catch me at church this past Sunday, well, it’s because I was at Target.  Given that I’m sensitive and prone to a guilty conscience, you’d think that I’d be justifying my playing hooky.  Nope.  Not after the comment I received a few hours later.

Today’s Comment of the Week comes from Melissa in reply to I Want A Square Piece!


It was such a pleasure meeting you and your adorable son. His sandals are the cutest! I want you to know, that you were such an inspiration and blessing to me today; a breath of fresh air. As a believer in Christ, I strongly believe that the Lord works in mysterious ways. Lately, I’ve been feeling his presence everywhere. Whether it be in a song, an individual’s testimony or on a card that you gave to me today. The bible verse was exactly what I needed to see; his timing is PERFECT. My family and I are currently going through a rough time at the moment. I strongly believe our encounter wasn’t an accident. Thank you for sharing your story today; truly up lifting. I now understand what your “square piece” tattoo truly means. God bless you, and see you in store soon.

-Beauty Concierge

Dear Melissa,

Thank YOU for being so quick to return the encouragement!  I can’t believe that you remembered my tattoo being as I don’t typically frequent that Target and can’t remember the last time that I was even there!  After our encounter, as I made my way down the aisles, I felt like you might enjoy knowing the whole tattoo story and so I rummaged in my purse for my blog card.  For fear of coming across as if I was trying to “sell” you on my blog, I hesitated to hunt you back down; but your joyful reception of the opportunity to read more made me feel a little less silly.  Additionally, once I read your interpretation of the events that transpired and realized that the Lord, in His kindness, might have crossed our paths for a greater purpose, I truly felt like my Sunday morning had been redeemed!  He indeed does love you.  Having not a clue what your family is going through right now, I can only hope, pray and trust that you are in His hands and that those hands will protect, guide and provide all that you need.

Holy XOXO’s,


And what’s life without a little spam?

Today’s spam comes from zi xiu tang capsule in reply to Jellyfish Swimming, an Incident.

I’ve some diverse mentions: To start with – what are your data? (age, %anchor%, height, and activity amount) An individual might help you clarify issues that way.

Dear zi xiu tang capsule,

Regarding your diverse mentions and my data, I’m thirty.  I kinda made a big stink out of it during the month of July.  If you had been paying attention, you wouldn’t have missed this.  There was a concert, a photo booth… You know, the works.

As far as “%anchor%” goes, I have no idea what to say.  I’m not an anchor in any sense of the literal definitions.  I’m a hairstylist and a human.  When I was in middle school, becoming a news anchor was a brief and fleeting dream of mine.  And while I still think I’d be great at it, I’m quite content where I am.

Height?  Well, I’m usually 5’7″ ’cause I’m usually in shoes.

Activity amount?  Operating under the assumption that you’re modestly referring to exercise, I’m pleased to report that I never work out anymore.  I hate the gym.  Truly.  That said, I tighten my core when I pick up my baby, I crunch my abs when he plays airplane on my knees and I park far away from storefronts and walk further to get inside (though that’s mostly because I’m terrible at parking my van).  By means of nursing, I’m still averaging a daily 500 calorie burn!

Thanks for asking!

Holy XOXO’s,



  1. September 12, 2013

    So on Sunday, The Lord quietly assigned you to preach on your own in an uncustomary
    space. Just another example of his ‘mysterious ways.

  2. Love this! Great reminder that we are indeed a light to the world!

    Since the theme today has been God working in mysterious ways. Maybe “zi” is asking if you are “anchored” in the Lord or something else? 🙂

  3. September 12, 2013

    I’m back up to my pre-Darian weight unfortunately. Somehow Adam’s not sold on the weight loss strategy of getting pregnant again and breast feeding the weight off like I did last time.

  4. September 16, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    It’s neat how God can use us anytime, anywhere, as long as we are willing. I love random moments like that. The other day I was so annoyed that I was running late for church. As I finally got out the door and down the street, there was Sylvia. She’s an elderly lady who walks about town. I stopped the car, picked her up and took her to her church before heading to my own. God’s timing is perfect, even when we think we are running late. lol

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